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Production Associate (Molding, Packaging, Process and Palletizing) 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift

Location:
Aberdeen, MD
Company:
Clorox

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Job Overview/Summary

Clorox Companies are looking to expand our operations at our Aberdeen, Maryland plant location. We are adding staff in our production operations. Available opening are in our Molding, Packaging, Process and Palletizing Departments on 1st and 2nd shift.

These roles will be for our 1st and 2nd shift operations. The number of scheduled hours is 8.5 per shift. Candidate must be willing to support overtime and all shifts for training requirements, flexible schedules, and changes to normal routine work.

Candidates will be reviewed for all four roles. Candidates will be assigned to roles based on need.

Please see the position summaries below:

Molding
Molding Associates are responsible for blow molding plastic containers. These responsibilities require knowledge of the operation of the blow molding, a system of equipment located along a conveyor line dedicated to a specific size container. The blow molding process equipment melts, extrudes and molds plastic into containers. These containers move along the conveyor for filling and capping or pal/depal for storage.

Process
Process Associates are responsible for the production of liquid bleach products. Production is accomplished with a system of storage, mixing, blending and holding tanks, pumps, associated piping, controls and instrumentation to transfer the raw materials to mixing equipment and the prepared product to the packaging area. The handling of hazardous chemicals requires sound mental ability.

Packaging
Packaging Associates are responsible for filling containers with liquid bleach products. These responsibilities require knowledge of the operation of the filling equipment, a system of equipment located along a conveyor. Filling and packaging equipment may include an orientor, labeler, filler, capper, check weigher, coder, case packer and case sealer.

Palletizer
Palletizer associates are responsible for palletizing finished bleach products and transporting the packaged cases from the palletizer to the trucks or the warehouse. Palletizer equipment includes a palletizer, stretch wrapper, fill case conveyor, full load conveyor, and forklift trucks to move the packaged finished product.

For all positions
Because the associate works most of the time with moving equipment, concentration on the task at hand as well as an awareness of the overall operation is important.


In degree of strenuousness, these position may be considered as medium work. Medium work is defined as exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Objects weighing 50 or more pounds should be lifted/moved with assistance. Equipment used to assist with lifting may include a hydraulic pallet stand, genie boom, scissors lift, forklift, and cart.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities are dependent upon skill level and may include but not limited to the following for each role. Some responsibilities may be rotated and some tasks require certification to perform:

Molding

  • Order supplies
  • Unload supplies from trucks and rail cars
  • Operate, monitor and adjust the equipment along the lines
  • Add supplies
  • Inspect the bottles before, during, and after filling
  • Perform routine quality checks
  • Store and retrieve excess bottles from the warehouse

Process

  • Order and receipt of raw materials, supplies and parts
  • Unload powdered raw materials from trucks
  • Add raw materials
  • Operate the process (mixing/blending) equipment
  • Monitor the controls and instrumentation for the production of the bleach product
  • Test samples of raw materials and finished product at various stages
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Troubleshoot the system
  • Operate a train engine to move rail cars (Certified Associates)
  • Install, repair or modify the process system equipment
  • Plan production schedules

Packaging

  • Operate, monitor and adjust the equipment along the lines;
  • Add supplies
  • Inspect the bottles before, during, and after filling
  • Perform routine quality checks
  • Perform changeovers

Palletizer

  • Order supplies, unload supplies from trucks
  • Operate, monitor and adjust the equipment along the packing line
  • Add supplies
  • Inspect the cases after filling
  • Perform routine quality checks
  • Restack pallets

Common tasks for all position:

  • Troubleshoot the pneumatic, mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Clear equipment jams
  • Rework damaged product
  • Provide routine and preventative maintenance
  • Perform equipment repairs
  • Provide housekeeping to the equipment and area
  • Prepare reports
  • Take inventory
  • Enter data into computer
  • Attend meetings
  • Communicate, supervise, and train others
  • Other duties as assigned

Potential Hazards

Work is in a manufacturing plant. Primary hazards include working around electrical equipment, rotating equipment, slipping, falling, lifting and moving heavy equipment. If employee lost consciousness or was not alert, this action could jeopardize the safety of the employee and/or co-workers. Material Safety Data Sheets (SDS) can be provided upon request.

Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required

Candidate must satisfactorily complete the employment application as well as complete a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good, effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work any shift (1st, 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Must be able to lift up to and including 50lbs
  • Must be able to stand/walk up to 8 hours per shift

Preferred Qualification s

  • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Other transferable skills such as packaging equipment, auto mechanics, maintenance, blow molding, electrical, or machine shop
  • Military experience in the above.
  • Direct experience in Packaging, Molding, Process operations and Palletizing is a PLUS!

Candidates who have applied within the last 12 months will not be considered at this time.

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE SCHEDULED TO TAKE A MECHANICAL APTITUDE AND LEARNING ABILITY TEST, IN PERSON, AS PART OF THE HIRING PROCESS

Required Education

More about Product Supply (PSO)

The Product Supply Organization (PSO) is an inclusive, diverse global community of leaders. Our team is responsible for sourcing, making and shipping some of the world’s most trusted household products. In our organization, safety is paramount and innovation a must. Join us if you want to keep growing professionally and make an impact in the lives of millions of homes.


More About Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2019 sales of $6.2 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products;

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners
  • Liquid-Plumr® clog removers
  • Poett® home care products
  • Fresh Step® cat litter
  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers
  • Kingsford® charcoal
  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces
  • Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products
  • RenewLife® digestive health products
  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality™ and NeoCell® dietary supplements.

The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. Nearly 80% of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories

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